Buccaneer*** E2 5b
[A bit stiff for HVS Thought we were on Finale Groove!, 3 kb]38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A truly magnificent climb that ascends the big narrowing groove to a wild finish. It gets an extra star for the beauty of the line, though the climbing is just a touch dirty. Climb the corner crack to a bulge. Shift right into a parallel crack then back left into the main corner. Continue up the corner (peg) to the capping roof - superb large thread and resting place. Drop out and over to a strenuous exit crack. © ROCKFAX

FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth 7.6.69. FFA. Gordon Jenkin, Richard Harrison 2.78 07/Jun/1969

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: A bit stiff for HVS Thought we were on Finale Groove! © petegunn
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This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

In one pitch
tim.fairhall - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/15 with Sachi

Stood under this three times before I plucked up the courage to pull on. It was pretty intimidating. Great route though. Powerful and technical at the same time. Helps if you can jam. Easy and enjoyable up to the roof and then it gets meaty! Non stop from the roof to the top. But obviously that's why the routes so awesome : ) The tat in the upper section is probably ok but showing a little fraying at the edges.
Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15

Rich bailed so I was forced to give it a go. Top roped up to and around the most of the roof fine but couldn't pull through into the crack. Resorted to aid :(
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 12/Apr/15 with Rich R

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Mark Condon, Ian Faulkner

Led as one pitch. Had to hop up the second half after dislocating my left knee cap just past the first belay.
ian d f - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Mark Condon, Michael P

ian bryant - 2015

In one pitch
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Luke

Went a bit wrong after the roof but sorted it out in the end. Felt tough, but not that tough. Plenty of rests.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/14 with Andrea R

Took a whipper right at the top! Did it second go.
Si dH - Lead dog - 25/Oct/14 with Stuart Fox

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14

climbingpixie - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/14 with Andy

Fell off (loss of concentration just before the roof) and had a prussiking job to do! Amazing route.
khalidq - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/14 with Jon Leighton

Felt quite hard for the grade
jonleighton - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

tash - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with ali k

Read the route wrong, went too far left after clipping tat. Surprised with the amount of friable rock!
Ash Sayers - Lead dog - 29/Jun/14

andycash - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/14 with Ash

mike mo - Lead - 21/Jun/14 with Edd

JM - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Stevo

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with james marjot

burto - Lead - 04/May/14 with bruce

What a nightmare! The climb was dirty with a few nesting birds. Pretty tired after thrutching through the roof, then was undone by my poor jamming skills above. Tried to run it out to the top, but fell from terminal pump on the last hard move - took a 12m lob :(
adam 24 - Lead dnf - 03/May/14 with Stuart Johnston

Great route - upper crack is pretty tricky
Billg - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Alan Rosier

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/14 with Tom Livingstone

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 10/Apr/14 with Dan Gibson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/14

Good Value varied climb good crack after pulling the roof
brices - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Remus

Got a bit too involved in the roof cave ... Made leaving tricky :)
Dizz - 2nd - 30/Nov/13 with Tom

Tubs - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Liz F

great rock!
AlexD - 2nd - 28/Jul/13 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Alex

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Kev Brown

Wevcore - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/13 with Rich

Simon Allcock - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Mary, Wilki

Very annoyed to fall off after successfully negotiating the roof! Great first pitch.
mes32 - 2nd dog - 06/May/13 with Simon Allcock, Wilki

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Oops, thought we were on Finale Groove, thought it was a bit stiff for the grade! Glad to see someone else has made the same mistake :) Done in a oner.
petegunn - Lead - 04/Apr/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/13

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/12

Both pitches in one, got quite intimidated getting up to the overhang and then also getting over it.
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with pep

Hexes are great!
Kevster - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Paul Eckton - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with kevin faux

Led pitch 1 clean but all holds on second pitch were soaking!
BeccaSnowden - AltLd dog - 01/Aug/12 with Mike

Not too sure which strenuous finishing crack the guidebook refers to, but did the one slightly to the right. Excellent climb and when you think you've done it you've got the topout....
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with rich

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

3 Names - 2nd - 18/May/12 with Ed Bulman

Led Pitch 1 Aided pitch 2 on top rope
halfwaythere - AltLd dog - 07/Jan/12 with brad

PAJames - 2012

Misha - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Tony

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/10

in one pitch
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Toby Dunn - Jul/10 with Andy Reeve

Bern - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/10 with Richard White

Fell off the crux, getting through the roof is really pumpy and sustained.
Ceridwen - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/09 with Uber Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09

Richard Horn - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09

started raining halfway up which made top out v interesting. Very sustained 2nd pitch.
Mr Tickle - Lead dog - 07/Jun/09 with davenev

Nice P1 - followed by a madly strenuous P2 and a lovely muddy top out made more atmospheric by the rain.
davenev - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/09 with luke

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/08

Pretty full on on a blustery day. Strang both pitches together.
Paz - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with WG

Ed Babs - AltLd RP - 20/Jul/08 with Harry

sinbad - AltLd - Jul/08 with Ben Bradford

JPGR - 2nd - 09/May/08 with Steve

Led top pitch
sadams - AltLd - 24/Feb/08 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/07

Rob Pitt - Lead - 2007

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/06 with jamie evans

Hidden - 2006

Bern - 2006

Kyuzo - AltLd O/S - Nov/05 with Bernard Lam

Nicely exposed top pitch
DDDD - Lead O/S - May/05

Hidden - 2005

feilx - 2005

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 2005 with eddie church

Led crux pitch.
cem - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2001

ellis - Lead O/S - Jul/00 with Dan Rowles

Marti999 - AltLd - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

craig h - AltLd O/S - 25/May/99 with Glen S

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/99

WB - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/98 with Guy

Roget - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/98 with jon

Didn't take the guidebook and thought we were on Finale Groove. Convinced myself it was 4c!
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1998 with Karen Ghiselli

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - Lead - Oct/90

steve taylor - Lead - May/90 with john the chef

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/90 with Pete Finklaire

jasper11 - 1990

Nigel Coe - Lead - 04/Jun/88 with Brian Wyvill

7 aid points!
Nigel Coe - AltLd dog - 22/Mar/87 with Tim Dunsby

GuyM - 1985

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